To discover the sources of Peggie Blizard’s floral paintings, one must journey through time to her ancestral home near the Rhine; to a sun-splashed garden nestled behind a gabled brick dwelling. Come forward to the 1700’s and include the rich textures and exquisite detail of the Spanish still life masters; then throw in the formal clarity of early Corot. Finally, add the contemporary penchant for exuberant color, and you have paintings of exceptional beauty. But Peggie Blizard’s paintings go beyond the beautiful; they are strong statements in terms of space and form. The attention paid to the formal aspects and detail in each painting impart a timelessness to the work which relates it to the great tradition of the floral paintings of the past.
ONE PERSON SHOWS: Shain Gallery, Charlotte, NC Anderson Gallery, St. Simons, GA Hopper House, Nyack NY Main Street Gallery, Dobbs Ferry, NY Allan Stone Gallery, NYC Church Street Gallery, Lenox MA Dobbs Ferry Library, Dobbs Ferry, NY Fleetwood Gallery, New Rochelle, NY Marymount College, Tarrytown, NY Masters School, Dobbs Ferry, NY River Gallery, Irvington, NY Winter Gallery, Prince Street NYC Group Exhibition: Tri-state Winners, Hammond Museum, North Salem NY “In Full Bloom” Mills Pond House Gallery, NY, First Prize Winner Blue Door Gallery, Yonkers, NY A.I.R. Generations, New York, NY Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY Concordia College Gallery curated by Kathryn Markel Castle Gallery, New Rochelle Allan Stone Gallery, NYC Briarcliff College Art, Briarcliff, NY Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Printmakers Bucknell College, Drawing Exhibition Concordia College Art Gallery, Bronxville, NY Hudson River Museum, Yonkers YAA award winner Mercyhurst College, Drawing Exhibition, Erie, PA North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, award winner 3 years and selected for permanent collection Norfolk Museum of Fine Arts, Drawing Biennial Norfolk, VA Pratt Graphic AC Annual Show, award winner Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA Biennial, selected for traveling exhibit Education: MA, Art Education, City College, New York Pratt Graphic Art Center, NYC Art Students League, NYC BS, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC